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“The Full Landscape of the Page”: An Interview with Amy Jo Trier-Walker

Amy Jo Trier-Walker is the winner of  Permafrost‘s 2016 New Alchemy Award. Her piece, “Go Nowhereing,” is featured in this year’s online issue, 38.2. The editors asked her a few questions about writing and hybrid genres. Here are her answers. Q:  When did you first realize that genre boundaries are for chumps? A: Ha! I …

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Announcing Permafrost’s 2015 Pushcart Prize Nominees

Permafrost‘s staff is proud to announce these six incredible pieces for the 2015 Pushcart Prize which appeared in the print or online issue of the magazine this year. While we read hundreds and hundreds of amazing poems, essays, flash pieces, epic stories, and uncategorized hybrid pieces year-round, we felt these deserved special recognition. Kia Groom, …

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[Title Redacted]: An Interview with Featured Author John F. Buckley

John F. Buckley’s poem, “She Keeps Trying to Tell Me,”  is featured in this year’s summer issue. We asked him a few brief questions on craft. Here are his answers. Q:  Do you have any super secret rituals that help your writing process? A:  Super-secret rituals? Like, NSA-restricted, Illuminati-connected tics? Absolutely. Many. I  always [REDACTED]. …

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Goddess of Bibliotherapy: An interview with Featured Author Peg Alford Pursell

Peg Alford Pursell’s story, “My Father and His Beautiful Slim Brunettes,” is featured in our 2015 online issue. We had a chance to ask her a few questions about writing. Here’s what she said. Q:  Do you have any super secret rituals that help your writing process? A:  I doubt I have any super-secret anything, …

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A Damn Good Simile: An Interview with Featured Author Brett Gaffney

Brett Gaffney’s poems, “Grief, Some Questions” and “Play,” appear in our summer issue. We asked her a few questions about writing. Here’s what she said. Q:  Do you have any super secret rituals that help your writing process? A:  Super secret, no. I do make blood sacrifices to the writing gods every full moon. Don’t …

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A Mixed Berry Galette: An Interview with Featured Author Cathryn Shea

Cathryn Shea’s poem, “Procreation or Not,’  is  is featured in this year’s summer issue. We asked her some questions about writing. Here’s what she said. Q: Do you have any super secret rituals that help your writing process? A: I pick over the bones of a bountiful smorgasbord of poems, scavenging metaphors and similes and …

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